Saturday, September 20, 2008
I keep up with the blog of California artist, Jeremy Lipking. He is one of the best painters alive and he was just up in CT doing some painting. He and a few friends were painting in South Kent at Bull's Bridge (Richard Schmid did a fairly famous painting of this very area) After seeing some pictures of the area, I decided to take a drive up and paint for the day. To make a long story short, I started to paint at the edge of the river and I accidentally bumped my easel which caused it to start falling into the rapids. I saved my easel, but lost a tube of white paint and the canvas in the river. I also dropped my glass palette in the process and it shattered into pieces. So after a miserable 30 minutes I got in my car and found a little grocery store and picked up a junky disposable camera and snapped a few shots of the river and bridges. The below is the first painting from those pictures - hopefully you'll see more soon.